Edmonson Voice Staff
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office responded to a situation that involved a missing three-year old boy from the Cedar Springs community today, Feb 18, 2016. The sheriff said dispatchers received a call from a local man reporting that a Mr. Shannon Harrison called the man and requested his help finding a missing child. Harrison was apparently supposed to be babysitting the child with his wife, Robin.
According to the sheriff's office, the caller stated he urged Harrison to call the police for help, but Harrison said he didn't want to because of being wanted on outstanding warrants. The sheriff's office said they then received a call from a neighbor that they had found the child in their home, and although dirty, that he was safe and healthy.
Immediately after, officials said the mother of the missing child frantically called to report the child missing. "Thankfully, I was able to tell the mother that the child was safe and healthy, and that he would be returned immediately," said Sheriff Doyle.
Sheriff Doyle said he and other deputies responded to the residence from which the child went missing, where they met the mother and the Harrisons. Deputy Amanda Coniglio retrieved the missing child, and returned him to his parents.
Reports said that after Sheriff Doyle discovered Harrison's whereabouts, he and Deputy Jimmy Coniglio located Harrison, where Harrison was arrested without incident on two outstanding felony warrants for Contempt of Court, Libel/Slander, and Resist.
This case is still under investigation, and could result in further charges, according to Sheriff Doyle.